An ode to verse

Updated April 18 2018 - 2:10pm, first published May 10 2013 - 5:00pm

What is it about poetry? It's a fairly specialised literary genre. Volumes of poetry never make it on to best-seller lists. Book clubs don't tend to congregate to discuss the latest releases. The average person would be hard-pressed to name a single contemporary Australian poet, or any living poet, really, although the dead ones tend to be romanticised to the hilt.

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